canopy of rain

as I watched my own reflection

staring back at me

from the puddle after a mild shower,

I asked myself if we are living

under a canopy of rain


as I runneth my hands over your hair

you stared at me

as you muddle over the love I shower

I asked myself if we are only playing

over that canopy of rain


as I watched you beam with hope & love

that stares back at me

as I fumbled in the shower

I asked myself if we are in denial

outside that canopy of rain


but chances are that

if we continue to bleak &  live

with the canopy of rain

hanging over our head and doorstep

let us rather cross

that threshold in mutiny

and leave that canopy of rain

behind us..




76 responses to “canopy of rain

  1. nice..the risk involved here is immeasurable and growing outside the canopy of rain…can, may be painful…the reward is breathtakingly beautiful…that is what I feel from this piece…today I will step outside the canopy …..thank you…bkm

  2. I like this very much. Really like the structure, different position in relation to the canopy of rain. One line I didn’t understand though, ‘If we continue to bleak and live’ in the last stanza. It’s a lovely poem.

  3. This is pure imagery and a truck load of talent!! You have a cool way with words, FL…
    I don’t think I want that canopy of rain looming over me… breaking free is more my thing 🙂 And so I totally loved the last stanza!!!

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